sterling silver guitar ring
enough with the story – here is what I do
i usually draw directly on the metal
my trusted jewelry saw
cut out guitar
number 2 halfround file
punching a hole
I try to never forget to “mark” the stuff I make
bending the ring until the ends meet
now comes the fun part
heating the ring with my hydroflux welder
after soldering the ends together
after the “pickle bath”
ring mandrel and ring
cleaning it with my flex shaft
took some steel wool and polished the surface a bit
here is another angle
Today another easy an fun project – a knuckle ring . Knuckle rings are to be worn – like the name suggests – above the knuckle . I have several that i wear daily , I prefer to have mine on my middle fingers on both hands . They are comfy and are adjustable so very easy to make .
Knuckle rings are the same size usually as toe rings or pinky rings an have an open back ( to adjust them easy )
cut a 45-47 mm long piece from sterling silver flat wire ( i use 3mm by 1 mm thick wire that i get from http://www.riogrande.com . The wire is perfect for toe rings and small ring shanks and I use a lot of it . Cut your butterfly out with a jewelry saw and 1/0 blades from your metal sheet ( i used 20 gauge here ) . File the edges of your wire strip and of the butterfly so that everything is smooth and wearable . Form your wire on a ring mandrel ( size 3 is usually a good size ) . I used a dapping block to dome the butterfly to make it more organic looking but if you prefer you can keep it flat .
Solder your butterfly to the ring shank . Quench in water and then clean in pickle solution . After your ring is clean take your flex shaft and polish your ring . Done . Now you can wear your little knuckle ring proudly on any finger ( remember because we did not solder the ends together the ring is totally adjustable .
www.nicilaskin.etsy.com if you are interested